Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe


Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | South Indian cucumber pachadi recipe
with detailed step-by-step photos and health benefits.

Raita is an Indian side dish or dip containing yogurt, assorted veggies, and spices. It is also known as pachadi in Tamil.

Vellarikka thayir pachadi is nothing but a cucumber yogurt salad, a simple side dish recipe for pulao, biryani, plain rice, roti, chapati, and paratha. It is usually served either cold or at room temperature.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

South Indian cucumber pachadi is made with thick curd, cucumber, onion, cilantro, mint leaves, salt, and green chili. There is no cooking involved, so it's quick to make within 10 mins. This is a perfect side dish to make for occasions like festivals, buffets, dinners, and parties.

Health benefits of cucumber:

1. Cucumber is a low-calorie veggie that contains 95% water.
2. It helps to flush out toxins from the body.
3. It aids digestion.
4. Rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C, D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium
5. It eases heartburn, stomach acid, and ulcer.
6. It is cholesterol-free, sodium-free, fat-free, gluten-free.
7. It controls blood pressure.
8. High in antioxidants
9. It strengthens bones.
10. It reduces the dark circle.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

Health benefits of onion:

1. Fight against infections.
2. Lowers triglycerides.
3. Reduce blood pressure.
4. Help detoxify the body.
5. Helps to lower blood sugar levels.
6. Good for a healthy heart.
7. Healthy bones.
8. Improves immunity.
9. Good for eyes and oral health.
10. Low in fat and calories.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

Health benefits of greek yogurt:

1. Greek yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and B12.
2. Good for the digestive system.
3. Good source of calcium that supports bone health.
4. Boosts immune system.
5. Aids in weight loss.
6. Helps in controlling blood pressure.
7. Great source of probiotics.
8. Good for oral health.
9. It gives a satiating feeling which helps to keep the stomach full for longer.
10. Helps to detoxify the skin and fights acne.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

Recipe - Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

Serves - 4
Cuisine - South Indian
Region - Tamil Nadu
Course - Side dish
Diet - Vegetarian
Prep time - 10 mins
Author - Pavithra
Publisher - Pavi's Kitchen

Cucumber pachadi ingredients:

Cucumber - 1/2 cup cubed
Red onion - 2 tbsp diced
Thick curd/Greek yogurt - 1 cup
Cilantro - 1 tbsp minced
Green chili - 1 minced
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Pomegranate kernels - 1 tbsp optional
Milk - 2 tbsp optional
Mint leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped

Notes:

1. Raita is usually served cold.
2. Leftover cucumber pachadi can be refrigerated.
3. Tadka/tempering is optional.
4. You can add some grated carrots and tomatoes to mix veg raita.
5. Whisk the curd thoroughly for a smooth and creamy texture.

How to make cucumber raita:


1. Pour the beaten yogurt into a bowl and then add onion.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

2. Put the cucumber, green chili, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

3. Combine the ingredients with a fork or spoon. Pour some milk if the raita gets thicker consistency.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

4. Serve the cucumber raita or vellarikka pachadi in a bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves/cilantro and pomegranate kernels.

Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe




Vellarikka pachadi recipe | Cucumber raita recipe | Cucumber pachadi recipe

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